Environmental Politics

Guard Put On Alert As Protesters Await Decision On N Dakota Pipeline

"The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project."

Source: LA Times, 09/09/2016

"BLM: Long-Buried IG Probe Finds Ex-Official Took Gifts, Lied"

"A former top Bureau of Land Management official in New Mexico who later headed an oil and gas trade group accepted improper industry gifts while at the agency and 'attempted to obstruct' a federal investigation into his conduct, according to an inspector general's report that was kept from the public for more than three years."

Source: Greenwire, 09/08/2016

"Battered Coal Companies Courted State AGs to Fight Climate Rules"

"Murray Energy Corp. made a $250,000 donation to the Republican Attorneys General Association last year and, in return, the coal mining company’s chief executive got a closed-door meeting with state prosecutors to discuss the Obama administration’s regulation of power plants. Eleven days later, the attorneys general went to federal court to fight the rules that Murray Energy says could put the coal industry out of business."

Source: Bloomberg, 09/08/2016


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